Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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Beginning every season by winning the Simley Invitational had become somewhat of a tradition for the Rosemount gymnastics team. They had done it 12 years in a row. This year the Irish opted out of the meet and decided to open their schedule by competing at the Prior Lake Invitational. The change worked out, as the Irish started what they hope will become a new tradition, by winning the seven-team meet with 138.5 points at Twin Oaks Middle School.
Low numbers will likely keep the Rosemount wrestling team from filling out a complete lineup this season, but the Irish still have several strong individual competitors who are ready to make their mark. Six Irish wrestlers placed in their respective weight classes Saturday at the Shakopee Invitational. Returning wrestler Artur Un was the team's top finisher, placing second after losing a 9-8 decision in the finals.
Rosemount has had trouble overcoming its youth and inexperience since starting its South Suburban Conference slate last week. Since starting the season with back-to-back wins by a combined score of...
A slow start and a turnover-filled finish were too much for the Rosemount girls basketball team to overcome in its first loss of the season last Tuesday night in St...
Santa Claus made a stop at the Rosemount Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 3, to meet with local kids and find out if they’ve been naughty or nice this year...
Rosemount Girls Basketball The Rosemount girls' basketball team lived up to its own lofty expectations during the first week of the regular season. Coming off a 16-win regular season and their second straight trip to the Section 3AAAA championship game, the Irish strolled through their first three nonconference games, winning by an average of 20 points. They started the three-game homestand with a 55-39 win over Park of Cottage Grove last Tuesday and followed that up by topping Owatonna 66-41 last Thursday and besting Hastings 60-40 on Friday.
Rosemount Boys Hockey Rosemount put twice as many shots on goal as Eagan in Saturday's South Suburban hockey opener, but it wasn't enough to secure a victory. The Wildcats took the lead with a goal in the final minute of the second period and added an empty-netter in the final minute of the third to finish off a 3-1 win at Eagan Civic Arena. The Irish put 29 shots on Eagan's goaltender, but Jake Smith's power-play score midway through the second period was the only one to find its way to the twine. Griffin Jagoe and Noah Berg assisted.
Player of the Year Noah Carlson, Rushford-Peterson FIRST TEAM QB — Brad Davison, sr, Maple Grove QB — Owen King, jr, Caledonia RB — Noah Carlson, sr, Rushford-Peterson RB —...
Five all-state swims spearheaded the Rosemount girls' swim and dive team to its second straight sixth-place finish at the Class 2A state meet. The Irish's 400 freestyle relay closed out the meet with the team's highest finish, a sixth-place effort that earned 26 points and boosted them past conference rival Lakeville South with a final total of 106 points at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Edina defeated Wayzata 353-279 to claim the 2A team title.
Even in defeat, the Rosemount girls' hockey team continued to show signs of progress last week. Coming off their first win since the 2014-15 season in last Saturday's season opener, the Irish lost to Henry Sibley 2-1 in overtime last Tuesday and 4-1 to Apple Valley in their South Suburban Conference opener Saturday afternoon at Rosemount Community Center. Only three of the team's 25 losses last season came by three or fewer goals, and its two losses to Apple Valley came by a combined score of 17-1.